Question: What is an arrest warrant in Oklahoma?
Answer: An arrest warrant is a legal document that courts will sign that allows the police to arrest somebody who has committed a crime that has not happened within that officer’s viewing. So, if an officer sees you hit somebody in the face, they don’t need a warrant to arrest you; they can arrest you based on what they saw. But if an officer didn’t see you hit somebody and that person goes to the police later to complain about it, they can get a warrant for your arrest. Since that crime didn’t occur in their presence, they would need an arrest warrant.
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